Will Gidman

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Will Gidman
Personal information
Full name William Robert Simon Gidman
Born (1985-02-14) 14 February 1985 (age 32)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Nickname Gidders, Giddo
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002 Gloucestershire Cricket Board
2007–2010 Durham
2011–2014 Gloucestershire (squad no. 23)
2015–2016 Nottinghamshire (squad no. 24)
2016 Kent (on loan)
2016–present Kent
FC debut 8 August 2007 Durham v Sri Lanka A
LA debut 29 August 2002 Gloucestershire CB v Surrey CB
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 73 57 15
Runs scored 3,473 829 186
Batting average 37.75 25.90 23.25
100s/50s 5/21 0/4 0/0
Top score 143 94 40*
Balls bowled 10,089 2,051 156
Wickets 208 51 6
Bowling average 23.31 31.70 38.00
5 wickets in innings 9 0 0
10 wickets in match 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 6/15 4/36 2/23
Catches/stumpings 30/– 15/– 3/–
Source: CricInfo, 22 May 2017

William Robert Simon Gidman (born 14 February 1985) is a professional cricketer currently playing for Kent County Cricket Club. He is a left-handed batsman and bowls right-arm medium paced deliveries. He has previously played county cricket for Durham, Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire and spent a period on loan at Kent towards the end of the 2016 season before joining the club permanently in October 2016.

Gidman began his career with Gloucestershire before signing for Durham in 2006. He made his first-class cricket debut against Sri Lanka A in 2007, but did not play another first class match again until 2010, which prompted a move away from the north-east.

After the 2010 season he signed for Gloucestershire, captained by his elder brother Alex. In his first season with the county he achieved a County Championship double of 50 wickets and 1000 runs.[1]

Gidman's career best figures in first-class matches came in the same match for Gloucestershire in September 2013. In the game against Leicestershire at Bristol, he took career best bowling figures of 6/15 on Day 1,[2] and then scored 143 with the bat on Day 2.[3] Gloucestershire went on to win the game be an innings and 138 runs.[4]

In August 2014, Gidman, who would have been out of contract at Gloucestershire at the end of the season and had turned down a new contract with the county, signed a three-year contract with Nottinghamshire.[5][6][7] In July 2016, having missed the first half of the English season with an ankle injury, Gidman signed a one-month loan deal with Kent.[8] The loan was later extended to the remainder of the season and, following a successful period at the county, Gidman signed a permanent contract with Kent in October 2016 having been released by Nottinghamshire after playing in eight matches for the county in his two years with them.[7][9][10][11]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 11 February 2017

Batting Bowling (innings)
Score Fixture Venue Season Figures Fixture Venue Season
FC 143 Gloucestershire v Leicestershire Bristol 2013 6/15 Gloucestershire v Leicestershire Bristol 2013
LA 94 Kent v Windward Islands Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua 2016/17 4/36 Durham Dynamos v Hampshire Royals Chester-le-Street 2010
T20 40* Gloucestershire Gladiators v Surrey Lions The Oval 2011 2/23 Gloucestershire v Surrey Cheltenham 2014


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